Willem H. Meeuwisse


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Recent Research Projects

Advancing Concussion Assessment and Treatment in Children and Youth

2015/16-2020/21 • $3,341,337 • PI,Other
Each year, millions of children sustain concussions/mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), and 15-25% suffer persistent symptoms and declines in quality of life. Clinicians caring for these children face three critical, unanswered questions: how to diagnose concussion, how to predict which...

SHRed Injuries: Preventing Injuries and their Consequences in Youth Sport and Recreation

2018/19-2020/21 • $407,021 • PI,Other
Injuries are not accidents; they are predictable and preventable. Injuries are the leading cause of ill health and mortality in Canadian youth. Sport and recreational (S&R) injuries account for more than 40% of this burden. One in 3 youth seeks medical attention for a S&R related injury each...

Safe to Play: A longitudinal research program to establish best practice in the prevention, early diagnosis and management of sport-related concussion in youth ice hockey players

2012/13-2017/18 • $747,691 • PI,CO,Other
Over half a million Canadian youth are registered in ice hockey leagues, and 10-20% of them get a concussion each year. The long-term effects of concussion and the best way to treat it are still unknown, especially in youth. This is a frightening thought for parents, doctors, and athletes. We...

Predicting Persistent Postconcussive Problems in Pediatrics (5P)

2012/13-2017/18 • $523,705 • PI,CO,Other
Concussion, a mild traumatic injury common in children and adolescents, is a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain. The lay press is inundated with reports of tragic consequences of concussion, and children are not immune. Persistent postconcussive symptoms (PCS) is defined as...

Application of functional near-infrared imaging as a biomarker of injury and recovery in mild traumatic brain injury and concussion

2015/16-2017/18 • $249,682 • PI,CO,Other
Concussion and brain injury are now being recognized as a major health issue for Canadians. This problem may be especially severe in pediatric populations where brain injury could have life long implications and since children are more likely than adults to have persistent symptoms. In many...

Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms in Children: A Clinical Prediction Rule Derivation Study

2012/13-2016/17 • $1,114,530 • PI,CO
Concussion, a mild traumatic injury common in children and adolescents, is a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain. The lay press is inundated with reports of tragic consequences of concussion, and children are not immune. Persistent postconcussive symptoms (PCS) is defined as...

CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,900,000 • PI,CO,Other
The CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention addresses calls for improved Canadian child and youth injury prevention initiatives by focusing on research and its application for prevention, training and capacity building, and enhanced communications within the injury prevention community....

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